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'Collections relating to the Isle of Man, from the following authors ...', Written in the second half of the 18th century by E. Yardley

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MS. Gough Islands 1

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'Collections relating to the Isle of Man, from the following authors ...:' three printed:
  1. Daniel King (1656)
  2. W. Sacheverell (1702)
  3. Geo. Waldron (1731)
Four in manuscript:
  1. Dr. Is. Barrow's State of the Island (about 1670)
  2. Bp. Tho. Wilson's State of the Church in the island (d. 1755)
  3. Dr. Mark Hildesley's Present state of the church of Man (1762), and letters from him
The compiler seems to have been dr. Edw. Yardley, archdeacon of Cardigan (d. 1769 or 1770). At fols. iv, iiv, iiiv, vv are drawings of Bishop's Court, Peel Castle, Castel Rushin, and a map of the island: among the papers at end are a pedigree of the Stanley family, 1500-1735 (fol. 66v), and a letter from dr. Francis Stoughton Sullivan about the Manx language, 3 Jan. 1764 (fol. 77).

Dates

  • Written in the second half of the 18th century by E. Yardley

Extent

88 Leaves

Shelfmark

MS. Gough Islands 1

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 18305

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

11 1/4 × 9 1/4 in.

Repository Details

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